Howard Quarry (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Fremont County, Colorado (38.5° N, 105.9° W: paleocoordinates 1.4° N, 35.2° W)

When: Sangre de Cristo Formation, Missourian (305.9 - 303.4 Ma)

• "Late Pennsylvanian, probably Missourian, in age" Berman & Sumida (1990)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; black shale

• "Quarry in a 2-3 ft thick black shale in the Sangre de Cristo Formation, near the town of Howard in the Arkansas River avalley, Freemont, Colorado (see Vaughn 1969, 1972)" (Berman and Sumida 1990)

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Peter P. Vaughn in 1969, 1972; reposited in the CM

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: D.S. Berman and S.S. Sumida. 1990. A new species of Limnoscelis (Amphibia, Diadectomorpha) from the Late Pennsylvanian Sangre de Cristo Formation of Central Colorado. Annals of Carnegie Museum 59(4):303-341 [R. Reisz/R. Reisz/D. Mazierski]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 77786: authorized by Robert Reisz, entered by Robert Reisz on 20.01.2008, edited by Emma Dunne

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Taxonomic list

 Cotylosauria - Limnoscelidae
Limnoscelis dynatis n. sp. Berman and Sumida 1990 tetrapod
CM 47653